Nintendo Switch Sports is the UKâ€™s new no.1. Considering the last major retail release was LEGO Star Wars at the start of April, this doesnâ€™t come as much of a surprise.
GI.biz reports launch week sales couldnâ€™t match Wii Sports Resort but were far stronger than Wii Sports ClubÂ on Wii U â€“ a game we had actually forgotten about. While trailing behind Wii Sports Resort may not sound too positive, Nintendo Switch Sports still had a far stronger launch than Ring Fit Adventure and Just Dance 2022.
As we mentioned last week, itâ€™s tricky to tell how Nintendo Switch Sports will perform in the long run.Â 51 Worldwide Classics, for example, left the chart quite quickly and is aimed at a similar market. Nintendo Switch Sportsâ€™ reviews havenâ€™t been exactly glowing either, with some critics finding the package to be light on content.
Cricket 22 â€“ published by Maximum Games – also managed to turn up in the UK retail chart, debuting at #26 thanks to the new Switch iteration. It also managed to make #18 in the Switch chart.
After claiming the top spot for three weeks running, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga falls to #2. There’s every chance it may return to no.1 in the coming weeks.
Gran Turismo 7 climbs to #3 following a PS5 restock â€“ the controversial racing sim was at #11 last week. The restock also benefitted Horizon Forbidden West, which rises from #7 to #4.
PokÃ©mon Legends: Arceus fell to #5 while Mario Kart 8 dropped to #6.
Continuing this theme, Elden Ring took a tumble to #7. GTA V held onto #8, Kirby and the Forgotten Land re-entered the top ten at #9, then at #10 itâ€™s Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
News that FIFA 22 will be a PS Plus freebie this month has seemingly impacted sales, with the sports sim falling from #2 to #13. Itâ€™ll be interesting to see if it can return to the top ten.